Former NCBC chief: Without caste census, OBC sub-categorisation not scientific

QUESTIONING THE concept of sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs), former chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) Justice Vangala Eswaraiah says and not using a caste census, this train might perpetuate injustice. He phrases the sub-categorisation, which is more likely to be proposed by the Commission headed by Justice G Rohini,… Continue reading Former NCBC chief: Without caste census, OBC sub-categorisation not scientific

Rajasthan govt amends rules to eliminate caste-based labour

The Rajasthan authorities has amended Rajasthan Prison Rules to eliminate caste-based project of labour. As per a notification issued earlier this month, the state authorities made three amendments to those rules. The amendments come after Rajasthan High Court took suo motu cognizance of a media report on caste practices prevalent in prisons. Earlier, Rule 67… Continue reading Rajasthan govt amends rules to eliminate caste-based labour

Padma Shri Ramchandra Manjhi and Dulari Devi: Tale of two artists, and of artwork, caste and grit in Bihar

Among the Padma Shri awardees chosen this yr are two Dalit artists from Bihar, Ramchandra Manjhi, a ‘naach’ performer, and Dulari Devi, a Mithila painter. To reach Manjhi and Dulari, the nationwide honour has travelled a great distance, down grime roads and dust tracks, to their homes in caste-divided, poverty-stricken Bihar villages. And each the… Continue reading Padma Shri Ramchandra Manjhi and Dulari Devi: Tale of two artists, and of artwork, caste and grit in Bihar